Opinion on Hyundia Kia V6
I am looking at either a Kia Teluride or a Hyundia Palasade. I am looking into them because they offer a V6 with 5000 pound towing capacity. I know the 4 cylinder engines have been having minor problems like catching fire and blowing up. What about the V6's?
If it's bad don't tell my wife.
Mr Bob Long Island NY
See below: overall, while I recommend to stay away from all Hyundai Motor Group products if you really want one just lease it and return before the warranty expires.
Look over all the problems that have been reported here and elsewhere with Hyundai/Kia vehicles. You'll be sorry if you buy one of those things.
I thought we gave you advice before about Kia in your previous posts. Are you still not convinced?
Two thumbs down.
Well, Toyota Highlander has a 5,000 LB towing capacity. You'll be happier in the long run.
Here you go, Mr. Bob: Information on the 3.8L V6 Lamda II (scroll down to bottom for issues and reliability information)
Also has similar problems has the 3.3L version. See below for that:
As I said before, you have to look at the complete package not just the powertrain. If you like the vehicle, just lease it.
Buy the way any one have an opinion on the 3.3L V6 GDI? That was the question. Answers like "We warned you" and "If it doesn't burn down to the ground....." don't tell me much. I have tried in vane to find something about these engines either up or down with no luck. They have been around for about 15 years. There is lots of stuff about the 4's blowing up and catching fire.
You have a valid point. In ten years it will all be moot. We will be living in a nirvana filled with electric cars.
Unfortunately I have one of the most destructive things you can subject a car to. It's not upstate road salt. It's not Long-island traffic. It's the most dreaded destructive force on the planet. Kids! When they are young they rip the seats up and barf when your not looking along with other bodily fluids. When they are teenagers you need the 3rd row seat for separation especially if you hauling a bunch of them. When I was a kid we roughhoused in the back seat. Now they wine about not having enough USB jacks to charge their phones. Do I want to spend an extra six thousand dollars on a Highlander only to watch it suffer Godzilla on Tokyo like destruction when a Kia will do. I just traded in a perfectly good working 2011 Santa-Fe which still looks in pristine condition on the outside. Behind the front row was a barren scene of desolation. From the rip in the leather from sharp object my daughter was wielding at the age of two to the cracked window from the hockey stick or was it the sled last winter. Not a piece of trim , not s shred of upholstery was spared. From the rips in the carpeting to the broken armrest. Even the ceiling! I just don't feel as bad when it happens to a Kia. That's what Kia's are made for: Kids. The kids ruin them long before they wear out. When I am retired I will kick back and drive a Lexus which will last for twenty years. For now like the sacrificial reentry shield on Apollo spacecraft the Hyundai/Kia group make the sacrificial car that keeps on going despite having every thing behind the front sheet shredded to bits.